The We’s of Tomorrow
By: Lynn Rosete
Margaret Mead once quoted, “A small group of thoughtful people can change the world, indeed, it’s the only thing that has”. The quote is about how it only take a few willing, sympathetic people to change the world. It’s true because if it wasn’t for those daring people, no change would have taken place today. This strong quote has influenced me not to be afraid to speak up to something I don’t agree with. The story “Night” written by Elie Wiesel falls under the theme of this quote. Along with other issues of extreme issues we fight today, and of problems we experience in school.
In the book “Night”, the author, Elie Wiesel experiences the suffering life in the concentration camps. Throughout the book, we notice many changes happen within Elie’s character. In the beginning of the book, the idea of genocide was introduced by Moishe the Beetle, who comes off as a crazy bum, and was ignored by the people. We see a sense of irony in the story when the words that this fellow speaks of are ignored, but as we find out, are actually the truth. Slowly, the genocide finds its place. All throughout the story, we, as well as Elie, ask representatively ourselves, why haven’t they done anything? There were so many of them, but why haven’t they done anything? There were only a couple of Germans with guns and thousands of Jews, “who would of thought we were so strong?(19)”. Clearly, they had every ability and strength as a group to rebel, but they chose not to. None of the Jews even dared to rebel. In “Night”, we read about the dreadful situations that happened during the genocide, but not once did he mention about anyone attempting to fight or rebel against the Germans. The only thing these pitiful Jews do is take the suffering because they thought that they had no choice but to go on with their “…miserable little lives until the end of the war.(20)”. As an individual, Elie Wiesel experiences change as an individual as he deals with...